Jeremy Rusin, 21, of Oak Lawn, IL, faces felony charges after he released his pit bull three times, intentionally allowing the dog to attack his mother, according to an Oak Lawn police report.
The 21 year old was charged with domestic battery, assault and battery.
Rusin, the owner of a 75 pound aggressive pit bull allegedly let his aggressive 75-pound Pit Bull, named Diesel, attack his 51-year-old mother three times.
During his confrontation with Oak Lawn Police, Rusin threatened and assaulted a police officer. He also allegedly made threats to a witness while resisting arrest.
The incident occurred around 9:42 p.m. in the 4900 block of West 91st St. in Oak Lawn.
An Oak Lawn police report says that officers responded to a 911 call of a Pit Bull attacking a female as two people stood by and watched. The caller told police that he was driving past the house when he slowed down his car to see what was happening.
In the police report, it states that a male witness drove away and called 911. As the man was on the phone, Rusin drove up behind him in a silver car. Throwing off his shirt and running towards him, Rusin allegedly made threats to the caller.
As Oak Lawn police arrived, Rusin put on his shirt, and officers said he was “not making any sense” when they handcuffed him. As police were opening the squad door, Rusin shouldered an officer in the chest, the police report said.
After a lengthy struggle with the arresting officer, he was placed into the squad car.
Rusin’s mother told police officers she was sitting in the living room when her son came of out his room extremely angry and yelling.
Rusin, while yelling at his mother then allegedly aggravated his vicious 75-pound Pit Bull, and ordered the dog to attack. The aggressive dog quickly responded by viscously biting his mother on her legs, arms and stomach. Resin’s mother attempted to no avail to stop the attack as she tried to run outside.
Oak Lawn police are reporting that Rusin did not gain control of the dog, resulting in another attack on his mother. Rusin is also accused of “assisting” his aggressive dog in attacking his mother. Rusin allegedly grabbed her, threw her in a wall, causing her to hit her head, as the dog continued to attack.
While his mother finally made it to the front yard, the pit bull attacked her a third time.
According to the police report, the victim said she thought that the pit bull was going to kill her. After the attacks, she was rushed to the hospital.
Arresting officers documented that the Pit Bull was unapproachable and extremely aggressive.
The vicious Pit Bull was ordered to be taken to the Animal Welfare League and will be left there until final determinations are made on its fate.
Rusin is being held on $20,000 bail at the Cook County Jail.